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[2018 Year in Review] Part 1: The Bean Count

It’s Bean Count time! For those new to our yearend series, the Bean Count is just a fun way to take stock of K-dramas we finished this year and show them some appreciation (or not) using our personal logic. It’s a visual representation of “I know this show isn’t perfect, but I liked it and wanna give it something anyway!”

To get your total beans, count one for each 2018 show you watched in its entirety. If the show is currently airing, you also get one bean if you’re up-to-date on it. Then bestow those beans to whichever show/s you like. This year’s list includes dramas we missed at the tail end of 2017, starting from Jugglers up to Memories of the Alhambra.

It’s always fun to see how ruthless decisive some folks can be when it comes to redistributing their beans. Do you spread them around so everyone gets some love? Do you snatch the other shows’ beans and give ’em all to that one show that touched you? Do you save your beans for an unknown show, hoping the others will give beans to that popular show you also loved?

You can see the results of our collective bean-ing in the charts below. Sort the shows by number of beans, or click/tap on the staff’s name to see how they split their beans. If for some reason you can’t view the charts, there’s a copy of the table here and the pie here.

Tell us in the comments how many beans you’ve collected this year and how you plan to give them away. And stay tuned for the rest of the yearend series. Happy bean-ing!

Bean Chart
Jugglers1
I'm Not a Robot31
Just Between Lovers10
Hwayugi6
Mother7
Radio Romance1
Misty8
Woohoo Waikiki7
Grand Prince1
My Husband Oh Jak-doo1
Live4
The Great Seducer1
My Ajusshi39
You Who Forgot Poetry5
Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food7
Suits1
Greasy Melo1
Lawless Attorney4
Come Here and Hug Me3
Sketch3
Are You Human Too1
What's Wrong with Secretary Kim8
Life on Mars8
Your House Helper2
Mr. Sunshine7
Let's Eat 3: Begins3
Thirty But Seventeen10
Life7
Witch's Love1
My ID Is Gangnam Beauty10
Familiar Wife2
100 Days My Prince5
The Guest4
My Secret Terrius3
The Third Charm2
Bad Papa3
Fox Bride Star1
Beauty Inside2
Hundred Million Stars From the Sky12
Matrimonial Chaos4
Twelve Nights3
Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter1
Happy to Die3
Top Star Yoo Baek2
Red Moon, Blue Sun2
Clean With Passion for Now1
Boyfriend5
Memories of the Alhambra13
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Here's the list of shows for reference. Feel free to add if you finished a 2018 show not in this list:
Jugglers
I'm Not a Robot
Black Knight
Just Between Lovers
Bad Guys: City of Evil
Hwayugi
Longing Heart
Return
Mother
Radio Romance
Cross
Misty
Woohoo Waikiki
Should We Kiss First
Mystery Queen 2
Children of a Lesser God
Grand Prince
My Husband Oh Jak-doo
Tale of a Good Witch
That Man Oh-soo
Live
The Great Seducer
Shall We Live Together
My Ajusshi
Let's Hold Hands and Watch the Sunset
You Who Forgot Poetry
Switch
Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food
Miracle That We Met
Suits
Mistress
Greasy Melo
Lawless Attorney
Secret Mother
Investigation Couple
Rich Man
Come Here and Hug Me
About Time
Miss Hammurabi
Handsome Guy and Jung-eum
Sketch
Are You Human Too
What's Wrong with Secretary Kim
Life on Mars
Your House Helper
Mr. Sunshine
Let's Eat 3: Begins
Thirty But Seventeen
Risky Romance
Life
Witch's Love
Your Honor
Time
My ID Is Gangnam Beauty
Familiar Wife
Voice 2
Lovely Horribly
The Ghost Detective
Devilish Joy
100 Days My Prince
The Guest
My Secret Terrius
Heart Surgeons
The Third Charm
Player
Bad Papa
Fox Bride Star
Beauty Inside
Hundred Million Stars From the Sky
Room No. 9
Matrimonial Chaos
Dae Jang-geum is Watching
Twelve Nights
My Healing Love
Fluttering Alert
Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter
Happy to Die
Top Star Yoo Baek
Red Moon, Blue Sun
An Empress's Dignity
SKY Castle
Priest
Clean With Passion for Now
Boyfriend
Memories of the Alhambra

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Looking at the list of dramas I've only manage to watched barely a handful of them till the end.

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Myself also...I watched less than 20; most years around 40. Started a fair number, but didn't like them. Hope 2019 is better.

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Amen to that, I also felt as if I've dropped more drama's than I've watched this year. This year was a good one for C-drama though, haven't dropped a single one yet!

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Tru dat!
I haven't watched a lot of kdrama this year. I tried some Cdrama For a change and I was surprised. I tried AN ORIENTAL ODYSSEY and EVER NIGHT and I liked them both.
I've tried as hard as I can but I can't figure out why I dropped so many Kdramas this year

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true.. which c dramas did you like this year? I might catch some if I have missed them..

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@enenen I've tried
1. Untouchable Lovers (54 eps)
2. Consort Meng Comes Across 36 eps (which was a silly satire, but sooo good)
3. Bloody Romance 36
4. Legend of Yunxi 48
5. Story of Yanxi Palace 70
Oh yeah! @rhealee, after getting used to Kdrama 16eps standard, 36-up can be hard to adapt too, but they're well worth it!

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@ryanglass oh cool! thanks! I actually haven't seen these! Going to check them out! I just finished watching "our glorious time" yesterday (it's a modern one though and 50 eps!) It's based on a book and I like all of this authors novels, 3 of her other novels have been made to drama too :D
Thanks for the addition to my watch list :)

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@ryanglass also I think I have compensated with the lack of good korean shows to watch with reading translated chinese novels, oh my god I have read so many :D

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I started watching cdrama this year as well. Although most cdrama has 50++ episodes which is a big no no for me, i found some cdrama that has around 20++ episodes

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Woah I completed no show this year. Jbtw was Prison Playbook covered last year? I thought it will appear in this years list.

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PP was SUCH a good drama...not silly or dumb, no screeching female characters...all around excellent!

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Ooh wait we get a bean for being up to date on a show without actually watching it this year??? Yayy! I'll have a lot many beans now!

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Sorry for the confusion. Up to date as in you’ve seen all episodes that aired so far. And Prison was part of last year’s list, sadly.

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Noooooooo that leaves me with nothing! 💔

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Uhm... lots of free time? 😘

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Hhahhaha clearly!!
I feel like speed watching 2-3 dramas and coming back and adding a new bean count! Dramabeans fans the addiction, I tell ya!

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Aw! I added it to this year since it ended in 2018 (and I watched it all this year) I've already done mine with 4 for that show, so I'm not going to re-do it now.

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Only if its currently airing muchie!
If only i get a bean for each show i dropped...

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Gosh yes!!!! 😭😭😭😭

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I want half bean if I crossed 8 ep marker ; )

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Same, dropped so many dramas but came so close to finishing them.

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I will have at least 3 more beans then!

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How about half bean if we read the recaps to the end ?? That would double my beans I dropped so many....😉

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BWAHAHAHA if only...

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I wanna be a BEANllionaire~ so freaking baddd~~

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Maybe a negative bean. Then you can distribute the negative beans among shows you didn't finish. XD

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Oh did no one watch Wise Prison Life/ Prison Playbook? It's not on the list or the beanie tally!

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The miracle we met~

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Why there is no short dramas (e.g To Jenny, Ping Pong Ball, Hymm of Death) in the list. I’m just about to suggest a way for beanies to rig their bean counts. 1 mini series = 8 short dramas. Such a time saver.

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Is Should we Kiss First aka Shall We Live Together? the weekend drama where the divorced rich lady shacks up with her high school sweetheart who is a widow with 4adult kids?

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Kiss First is the Kim Sun-ah/Kam Woo-sung show.

You can add Shall We Live Together to your beans if you finished it :)

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SKY Castle? if Boyfriend and Memories of the Alhambra are listed....

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The Miracle That We Met???

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Miracle and SKY Castle are in the list...

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@alessar, cc: @mary,

SHALL WE LIVE TOGETHER is also called MARRY ME NOW?, which you correctly described as "divorced rich lady shacks up with her high school sweetheart who is a widow[er] with 4adult kids".

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How come god's quiz 5 not included in the list? It feels like nobody's watching it.

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@rhealee RheaL, sends smoke signal to @mary

Nooooo! Please don't leave Ryu Deok-hwan & Co. out in the cold. I'm watching GOD'S QUIZ: REBOOT, too. You're not alone.

I've started rewatching season 1 and plan to plow through the rest of them as season 5 references 4, and possibly others as well. Even about half-way through season 1 there are shifts in interpersonal relations. I want to see how everyone evolves going forward, even if some of the characters are not in the 5th season. In this sense, the franchise is similar to long-running US forensics procedurals such as NCIS or CSI.

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Yep, Lord Cobol already counted it. As long as it's part of 2018, just count it as your bean.

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The youtube drama Top Management isn't on the list. Does that not count?

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Something in the Rain

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nevermind, i forget about all the different titles...

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You know, @Mary... if you added "I am not a robot" which finished airing January 25th 2018, you should have also added "Prison playbook", which finished airing January 18th 2018.
Just a little remark, because I think it is fair we can vote for it, and it is indeed one of the best dramas in 2018...
I hope it will appear in the next reviews of the year! 🙋

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Never mind, I have read your answers to this request up above. I didn't remember it was included in the review last year. 💔

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For a Kdrama fun this is such a shame.
On such big list I only managed to finish about 13 shows. I have to do better next year

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I'm Not A Robot
Just Between Lovers
Mystery Queen 2
The Great Seducer
You Who Forgot Poetry
Investigation Couple
My Secret Terius
Fox Bride Star
Red Moon, Blue Sun

Huh.... I watched more than I thought I did XD But still not as many as I would have in years past

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Oh,that time of the year has come again,time really flies by so fast...First thought was that i didn't have so many favorite dramas this year as previous but seeing the list that u made i guess i was wrong and i do have some...Being maybe more recent on my mind i must say i adred with flaws and all :
The Guest!!!! I adored it,the cast,the story everything!!!
Now lets continue
So i loved :The Guest,I'm Not A Robot,Woohoo Waikiki,Longing Heart,Hwayugi,Children of a Lesser God(still mad sad there isin't subs for it),What's Wrong with Secretary Kim,Thirty But Seventeen,Come Here and Hug Me,My Ajusshi,Are You Human Too,Thirty But Seventeen,Lovely Horribly.Not gonna include the ones thata re now airing because well they are still runing...

But my TOP 5 would be
1.The Guest
2.I'n Not a Robot
3. My Ajusshi
4.Woohoo Waikiki
5.Children of a Lesser God

and Mentioning Hwayugi because i'm shallow and i adore fantasy and Lee Seung Gi...

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OMG, that's a very long list there! I only managed to finish 6 out of all those dramas. And 2 of that 6, I went crazy on the ff button. Moving on!

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Oh! So this is what people have been talking about.
I have 14 beans

My Ajhushi - 5
Matrimonial Chaos - 4
My ID is Gangnam Beauty - 2
100 Million stars - 1
Memories of Alhambra - 1
Time - 1

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Yes, this is the famous Bean Count started two years ago and perfected by the resident IT @mary. Thanks for your hard work, mary.

I think if this count were to be done by mostly Korean viewers, we'd see a very different distribution. My Ajusshi, INAR, and Stars from the Sky wouldn't receive nearly this much love, and Mr. Sunshine would have been very near or at the very top. Do you agree?

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This year did not have as many shows that I liked compared to last year but I still managed to watch quite a bit. I got 32 beans based on the list but not sure how to distribute them

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Well I’m basing this on enjoyment level so here goes:

I’m not a robot - 4
Time - 9
Eulachacha waikiki - 5
Life on Mars - 3
Memories of the Alhambra - 4
100 million stars from the sky - 5
What’s wrong with secretary kim - 2

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Wow, have you watched 32 shows this year? 😮

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A bit more than that if I count the other channels not mentioned 😅

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I applaud your dedication sunbaenim.

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Same 🙇🏻‍♀️

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@sukstan thank you 😊

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Nine beans. Nine! That’s pitiful. I started quite a few shows, but many lost my interest partway...). I think I will divvy them up, as small as the total is, to bestow on shows that were good distractions from the daily grind (and featured really sweet couples)—I Am Not A Robot, Lawless Lawyer, and Woohoo Waikiki.

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*re-doing because I misunderstood the distribution of beans bit*

My Bean Count is a pitiful 8. ;_; (or 🍏 since I dont have beans)
Distributed as follows.
Life on Mars - 🍏🍏🍏
to.Jenny - 🍏🍏
My Ahjusshi - 🍏
Live - 🍏
Hand: The Guest - 🍏
A Poem A Day - ( finished thanks to beanies)
White Christmas - (finished thanks to binge watching)
Encounter - (up to date)

I couldn't decide whether to give the 8th and last bean to My Ahjusshi or to Life on Mars. >__<

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Oooh I should add to.Jenny to my list to up my total count!

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We're totally cheating since it's only 2 eps but shhh

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It's allowed lol
I think I added Individualistic Ji Young last time... and Splish SPlish Love the year before :P

But well, I already made my beanie tally, so I am gonna wait and see if I can steal more cheat ideas and then maybe add haha ;)

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My problem when I do this is... if I add the shorts (to.Jenny, After the Rain) I'll have to give them beans too! Now there's even more shows to agonize about. T___T

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Pls pls pls beans for lovely team of life on Mars pls 😭😭😭😭😢😢😢😢😢😢

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I gave 4 of mine to Life on Mars!

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Yup - I gave it to LoM!

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I’m ecstatic for the number of beans for INAR and My Ajusshi, but super disappointed about Mother’s low count. :(

Let’s see... I finished 7 2018 dramas (an improvement from last year!)—INAR, JBL, Mother, Waikiki, My Ajusshi, APAD, and AYHT—and I give:

Mother: 3
INAR: 2
My Ajusshi: 2

Simply because I think Mother deserves more love than it got!

The first half of this year was extremely strong, but there have sadly been no dramas I have loved since My Ajusshi. There was such a good run from Fall 2017-Spring 2018. What happened?

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Wait no nevermind I give Beauty Inside’s Behind-the-Scenes clips all of my beans.

I watched all of them. It counts. DON’T TELL ME IT DOESN’T COUNT.

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It should count. Isn't that a different drama?

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My Ajusshi was such a strong drama at the beginning of the year that most dramas fell flat for me.

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I agree... everything kind of pales next to My Ahjussi, I think no other drama affected me so deeply in a long time.

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Totally agree. Although Mother and Just between lovers is right there with it, My Ajusshi takes the lead.
I need to watch it again! 😉

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Sorry had all my beans earmarked for INAR or I'd've given Mother more XD I gave them with my heart! (and also with weecaps!)

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I only have 10 beans! Last year it was 11. And I thought it was really bad last year...

Still have a lot of catching up to do. And since I'm particularly stingy this year and couldn't finish most of the dramas, here's my measly bean counts:

What's Wrong With Secretary Kim - 2
For pure amusement despite the roundabout plots. And Park Min Young's pretty outfits. And her glorious shiny hair.

I'm Not a Robot - 3
This drama is full of flaws, but so, so delicious. The first drama where I really liked Yoo Seung Ho in, and Chae So Bin is beyond adorable here. Plus, it was so much fun to group-hate Tilda!

Memories of the AlHambra - 4
Too early to say, but I'm giving my last 4 beans solely to Hyun Bin's dimples. Because I'm cheesy like that.

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LOL.. yes he can take all my beans if he flashes those smiles/dimples aimed at me ; ))

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Err I’m so bad at maths I didn’t realise I gave out only 9 beans! #facepalm

Okay then. The last bean would also go to Binnie’s dimples. So Memories of the AlHambra, you got 5 beans now!

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Out of the 5 kdramas I have watched and am watching this year, Memories of the Alhambra, Hundred Million Stars from the Sky and Secretary Kim were really enjoyable.

MoA: 3 beans
100MS: 1 bean
SK: 1 bean

Side note, My Ajusshi has piqued my curiosity, but not sure I will enjoy it. I don't mind a dark show, but no romance, comedy and potentially boring may not be my thing.

*hides from incoming pitchforks*

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Give My Ahjussi a try. There are some moments of levity. It is not a continuous dirge of melancholy, but is so well written, directed, and acted that I wish you wouldn't dismiss it without even giving it a try.

I tried to cover the sharp points of my pitchfork and just nudge you with it. I hope it didn't hurt.

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I guess I might give it a try. Is it an addictive show that you would binge watch? Or you watch 1 ep and sit back and reflect?

List of shows I need to watch:

Goblin first

then in no particular order

Strong Girl Do Bong Soon
I Can Hear Your Voice
Queen In Hyun's Man
Nine Times Nine Travel
My Ajusshi

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I wouldn’t say it’s an addictive show. I’m glad that I watched it while it was airing, as it gave me time to digest the episodes. But I’m also not a binge-watcher in general, so I’m probably not the best person to ask...

But I do believe My Ajusshi is a show best enjoyed at a slower pace where you can take your time to enjoy it.

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I second what Mindy says. My Ahjussi requires some processing. I too am glad I live-watched it because it gave me a chance to breathe each week, as well as discuss with other Beanies. And I am a binger of the worst kind (seriously, it's a problem). Take your time with it, and enjoy the expertise everyone brought to make this drama. Seriously, it is beautiful, both in the story and visually.

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My Ahjussi needs to be sipped like a fine, aged wine.

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Agree what everyone said about taking the time to enjoy it. My Ajusshi is that masterpiece wherein every frame, every facial expression, every detail in a scene (even the set itself) carries so much meaning that if you'd taken the time to analyze it (which I think most of us beanies did), you'd appreciate it even more 😊 Hope you do not close your doors on it. I swear it will be satisfying!

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I'm gonna disagree with most comments in this thread and advise you not to watch My Ajusshi based on your favorites/plan-to-watch list. Not all shows (no matter how great they are) are for everyone.

I'd rather you watch it when you're in the mood for it, than start it now due to pressure and end up not liking it. It's unfair to you and the show. :)

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That's solid advice right here!
I couldn't stand that show because of how IU got knocked around the first few eps. I know its not, but it looked too real, it plain was disturbing.

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thanks for your comment Mary, I always appreciate your comments!

and yeah I'll stick to what I know I want to watch and will probably watch, and then get around to My Ahjussi.

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After looking at the plan to watch list My Ajusshi is the one I'd pick if we were playing the game "One Of These Things Is Not Like The Other".

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@JustMe said she is a serial fast forwarder and did not fast forwarded a single minute in My Ajusshi, well, let me tell you: I fast forwarded some parts (I won't tell which, due to No spoilers), but I regretted. After the show finished, I was so smitten, so up lifted and so excited, I had to re watch it over again and not fast forwarded a single minute, on the contrary, I went with @sadie to the fan site and after all this months I am still thinking of this show.
So there you go.

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id say watch it first. based on your list we both have the same taste. in order of what i liked most:
my mister
queen
i can hear
goblin
nine
strong

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@egads,

"I tried to cover the sharp points of my pitchfork and just nudge you with it. I hope it didn't hurt."

ROFLMAO! You won the Interwebs today. This is why I hang around DramaBeans, and am proud to be a Beanie. ;-)

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*bows*
Ouch, I forgot to put down the pitchfork.

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To give you an idea of My Ahjussi, I'm a serial fast forwarder and have not fast forwarded ONE moment in this show. It was THAT good.

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There is definitely comedy in My Ajusshi, and many would argue strongly to the "no romance" notion. So you'd just have to see it for yourself. This is the drama that made many fans do things they had never done before. Like creating a fan site. {hides in embarrassment}

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far from boring. my friend who is not a kdrama watcher finished it with gusto! see for yourself..

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Just Between Lovers : 6
Life on Mars: 1
100 Days Husband: 3
Terius: 2
Matrimonial Chaos: 2
The Smile Has Left Your Eyes: 1

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No bean for Hyun Bin’s drama? :P

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Not yet 😄
I did give it to Alhambra, but then I think it's too early to judge so I add it to JBL.

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Yes @manohira Great that you love JBL so much too!!!

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Got 11 beans this year. imma give 10 beans to My ID is Gangnam Beauty for not only getting me out of kdrama slump, but also for giving me that big urge to write essays about it!!!

My Ahjusshi and Come and hug me get one of each for ripping my heart out, in a good way.

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That makes it 12 beans (10 + 1 + 1). *wink*

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MIDIGB is without question my most spazztastic show of the year! The squeefest with fellow Beanies was simply ah-maaaazing!!

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Absolutely. It was the most fun I had.
I remember typing late into nights and early mornings like a mad woman.

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Auuuuuugh I’m still missing those good old spazz days with you guys!!! And I can’t even do a rewatch no matter how much I wanted 💔💔*glaring at dramafever hard*

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Oh no. That’s awful. We lost that show. Damn.

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Freagg I am an accountant and I can’t count........

Hmmmmm..... 10 for My ID is Gangnam Beauty and I’m so sorry but I’m gonna cut my last bean into halves and give My Ahjusshi and Come and Hug Me (if this is possible?). I can’t take any bean back from my favourite 2018 drama 💔💔

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22 Beans:

My Ahjussi- 4
Just Between Lovers- 3
Mother- 3
Life On Mars- 2
Life- 2
Misty- 2
Matrimonial Chaos- 2
The Guest- 1
Come Here And Hug Me- 1
Bad Papa- 1
Boyfriend- 1

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Heehee we have similar taste in shows.

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;)

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@giegie0384 Yay for JBL, Life on Mars and The Guest. Loved them so much!

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And I’m upvoting every JBL comment ❤️

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Good job @giegie0384!!! 😘 😍

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Before I forget I’m giving Live and Children Of Nobody one bean each.

(I am totally NOT cheating! LOL. I’ll just catch up on Fluttering Alert and Clean With Passion For Now this week. XD)

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Ive got 40 (too much watching this year *feelguilty*

Live : perfect 7
My ahjussi : 6
Life : 5
Just between lovers : 5
Life on mars : 4
Matrimonial chaos : 4
Miss hammurabi : 3
Red moon, blue soon : 3 (not finish yet, but already impressed me a lot)
The guest : 2
Mother : 1

Next year resolution : watch less.

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wooooooooooooooow!!
40 beans!!!!
that's amazing!!
(where do you find the time...?)

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I know right. Im shocked as well after counting 😂 it means im slacking of juat too much this year 😭

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I hoped that someone watched more than me! and some similar score too!

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@Wise, your top 5 are also my top 5!! Hi 5.

Then I finished maybe two or three other dramas in their entirety (Misty and Should We Kiss First). All others are a few episodes watch and bye bye.

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Yay *hi5*. We have similiar taste then. Im not watching yet should we first kiss but dropped misty.

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I was starting to feel embarrassed that I've watched 29, but this makes me feel much better. Thanks for making me feel more normal!

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Haha. Im different but in a quite wrong way i guess. I have to admit i feel trouble cause ive watched too much. Next year i will watch lesser than you ✊️🙏😂

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@wise I'm glad that Just Between Lovers and Life on Mars are near the top of your list!

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Its were great. Jbl was painful but full of hope and warm as well, not to mention it good scripts that full of life lesson. life on mars was great thanks to the mysteries, talented actors and it humor. One of the best crime drama ive seen. And it is a fantasy drama, im not a fan of fantasy, but this drama just got my attention.

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You have great taste :)

I just finished Live a few days ago; I'm so glad I could add it to my list!

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Thank you 😊

Glad you lik elive as well. I cant say enough praise for "live". It is extraordinary drama when it heroes are a bunch of good police that most of the time unseen in society and not getting appreciation enough because of some bad cops. The cases were great, the directing is precise at showing how police works and really not even one scene is unprecious, every scene have it purpose, the romance just enough, and the friendship ... a lot of unfamiliar actors but all of them did great, and every character counts. Oh how i wish it more than 18 episodes, hope for season 2 as well, or maybe just another great drama from writer noo hee kyung (a fan of her). It easily on top of my list. A kind of drama that i'll remember for a very long time.

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My question: how on earth do you count your beans???????😱

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Looked up at @mary list and count every title ive watched.

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I'd be there with you if I hadn't dropped shows.

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Whoa! I knew I hadn't watched many dramas this year. No wonder. Looking at the list pickin's were slim. So including the 2 I'm up to date on right now I only watched 10 all the way through. I knew I had dropped more than I had watched. Well, then I'll give my 10 to Mr. Sunshine because by far it was the most ambitious, beautifully filmed, acted and staged. Granted I did not see some of the "beancounters" favorites I actually dropped A Hundred Million Stars by episode 4. I never watched My Ajusshi because the May/December thing leaves me cold. Anyway, that's how terrible my Kdrama year was, I hope I enjoy this year better.

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“I never watched My Ajusshi because the May/December thing leaves me cold.“

You’re aware that it’s not a romance, right?

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Yes, I gathered as much after it got underway. I'm not a fan of Lee Sun kyun either so I just skipped it. Some Korean things are not good in television format in my opinion. I may go back sometimes months or a year later and watch a drama that I either missed or didn't bother with while it was running. I may do that with a few of these.

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14 beans! Dropped quite a few dramas more than halfway through, can't count those though. I bestow at least 1 bean for my favorites, the rest are spread on how much I like the dramas.

I'm Not a Robot🍑🍑
Just Between Lovers🍑
My Husband Oh Jak-doo🍑🍑
The Great Seducer
You Who Forgot Poetry🍑
Miss Hammurabi
Are You Human Too🍑
What's Wrong with Secretary Kim
Thirty But Seventeen🍑🍑🍑
My Secret Terrius🍑🍑
Fox Bride Star
Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter
Boyfriend
Memories of the Alhambra🍑🍑

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I think I should get two beans for completing Rich Man, Poor Woman. That show makes me gassy in more ways than one.
Are you with me, @wishfultoki?

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lol

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*hands @kimbapnoona a bean* wow, you deserve a medal.

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😭 Once in a while, I appreciate a drama that makes me examine my own existence, or how I am wasting it. Rich Man, Poor Woman was that drama for me this year, @egads.

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I feel guilty for making you stick to this drama. 😂 We deserve the medal though, plus two big fat beans (one for the rich man, another for the poor woman).

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If I get two fat beans for this, one would probably make me choke and the other make my butt look big. 😅

Haha, you didn't make me do anything, @wishfultoki. On the contrary, I am glad I had you along with me sticking through the thick and thin....or thin and thiner.

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Finally have some time after a busy day of work to sit and count my beans (or triangle kimbap.) To my dismay, I have only completed 10 dramas this year (not counting the currently airing ones.) I will give my beans to ones which make me happy for various reasons:

Jugglers Choi Daniel’s digits should hold at least one 🍙
Just Between Lovers 🍙The first melodrama that truly has a firm grasp on my soul
You Who Forgot Poetry 🍙🍙🍙I love you Lee Joon-hyuk for making me love at first glance very stoic Dr. Ye but turning out to be the most awkdorable hero. You and your slings have wrapped me tight head to toe.
Miss Hammurabi 🍙 What? I finished my first legal AND Go Ara drama! Two things I thought would never happen in my drama watching life.
My ID Is Gangnam Beauty 🍙🍙🍙 I really appreciated the message the show is trying to tackle even if unevenly at times, and a hero who never wavers in his affection. Kudos to Lim Soo-hyang for portraying such an insecure character that would normally frustrate me to no end especially in the hands of a lesser actor but she makes me love and sympathize with Mi-rae. And oh so much cute!

4 currently airing dramas which I would most likely complete and might even get a 🍙:
Top Star Yoo Baek: Abs, guyliner, ahjumma pants, and island life. My dream.
The Last EmpressL Everyone hates everyone. I love it.
Boyfriend: Bogummy’s smiles may suck out all the poison Pretty Noona fed me.
Memories of the Alhambra: So much promise, but oh so afraid

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@kimbapnoona
Re-jugglers are you sure it's his digits or something else? *wink*

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I am not sure, @superwhopotterlock.
Without borrowing Choi Daniel's glasses, I cannot quite see through the fuzz with such a long shot. 🍑🍑🍑

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“You and your slings have wrapped me tight head to toe.”- Is it just me or is this sentence sounds kinky? :P

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kimbap came by her nickname pervynoona for a reason. The Fifty Slings of Yee will remain a DB classic meme forever.

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Oh yes, I remember she changed her name when APAD was airing lol She’s a genius in coming up with perv- I mean unique names.

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It feels like I checked out so many C-dramas this year but only completed 3 2018 dramas with very limited FF:
Meteor Garden: For Yuuuuuuu, with me, Thank you Beanies for traversing in the spiky journey together! 🍍
Accidentally In Love: Silliness with heart at its Qing Qing best!
HIStory: Boundary Crossing: Sweetest BL drama I've watched, and from my own little Island!

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OH MY GOD I FORGOT IT EXISTED. *shudders* wae did i hate myself? I dont even what i know about this show... how far did i go?

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Congratulations, @justme ! Amnesia is a great coping mechanism for a drama that makes us all feel a little bit more poor afterwards if remembered.

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Wow, I only have 2 beans and that's including a currently airing show😮. They are live and sky castle. That's what i get for never finishing dramas😐.

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You are not alone, seeing from the list I have not finished even one drama from these. Started many but just couldn’t finish any. I am liking Memories of Alhambra, boyfriend, sky castle and mama fairy and have caught up with the latest episodes for these. The entire year,nothing would keep me interested and suddenly near the end of the year all these good dramas pop in one after the other. Hopefully these continue to be engaging enough for me to complete it.

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Prison Playbook isn't part of 2018 drama? Aww, but I didn't get to give it any beans last year since I haven't finished it at the time.

Without Prison Playbook in my list, I'll divide my 14 beans to 2 shows that stole my heart this year.

Life- 7
My Ajusshi- 7

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I miss Prison Playbook too! I don't remember if I gave it beans last year :( I think I gave all my beans to TLAHL and Go Back Couple then!

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